HBO Max Creates Our Flag Means Death Using Blackmagic Design

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HBO Max Creates Our Flag Means Death Using Blackmagic Design

PostThu Aug 11, 2022 7:40 pm

Blackmagic Design today announced that the HBO Max series “Our Flag Means Death” used extensive Blackmagic Design products to create the stunning imagery for the pirate comedy.

After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede Bonnet, played by Rhys Darby, becomes captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Bonnet's fortunes change after a fateful run in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard. Created by David Jenkins and starring Darby and Taika Waititi, “Our Flag Means Death” is executive produced by Waititi, who also directed the pilot, alongside Showrunner Jenkins, Producers Garrett Basch, and Dan Halsted.

One of the earliest challenges in creating the pirate adventure was visualizing the extensive storyline set on the high seas. Virtual Production Designer Sam Nicholson, ASC and his visual effects (VFX) team at Stargate Studios were tasked with using virtual production to make principal photography both manageable and cost effective. Nicholson’s solution was to capture ultra high resolution imagery of actual ocean footage, stitching together the multiple plates, then displaying them on a massive 30 foot by 160 foot LED wall that would surround the practical pirate ship built on set.

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